Sponsored by South Africa Tourism
Mapungubwe National Park, situated at the meeting points of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana at the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers, is a birdwatcher’s paradise, boasting in excess of 400 species including several of the region’s specials.
Established in 1995, the park covers 28 000 ha of remarkably different habitat types from the floodplains of the Limpopo River, riparian forest, mixed broadleaf and Mopani woodlands to imposing granitic outcrops. Two different avifaunal communities, representing the arid west and the wetter eastern regions, converge here and are joined by several species that reach the southern most limit of their Afro-tropical range creating a birdwatcher’s paradise. The park forms part of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area, which includes Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Date(s) - 18/08/2019
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Merlin Lecture Theatre